NIGHTWING Writer BEN PERCY Makes Quick Exit From Book

Nightwing #50
Credit: Chris Mooneyham/Nick Filardi (DC Comics)
Credit: Mike Perkins (DC Comics)

Nightwing writer Benjamin Percy is exiting the series prematurely, with October's #50 as his last issue. The author announced the change on Twitter in a series of tweets.

"Thanks for the well wishes on The Comet Cycle. I'm going to hunker down and concentrate on finishing it. And I'm afraid Nightwing #50 will be my last in the series," Percy said.

The Comet Cycle is a just-announced prose novel trilogy that Percy is writing for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which has also been optioned as a film series by Joe and Anthony Russo.

Credit: Chris Mooneyham/Nick Filardi (DC Comics)

"I'm proud to have written it and I'm lucky as hell to have partnered with Chris Mooneyham and Travis Moore. They’re world-class artists and good people," the writer continued. "I’m leaving Nightwing in their great hands, and in the care of my fantastic editors Jamie Rich, Katie Kubert and Dave Wielgosz. It was my longtime dream to be part of the Bat Family and they’ve made it a career highlight.

"See you next week for Nightwing #49, and on October 3rd for Nightwing #50. I really wish I could have told the story I planned to tell...but I promise I'm leaving you on a high note," Percy continued. "And finally, a thank you to Nick Filardi and Carlos Mangual, who made us all look better."

DC has not announced a replacement writer for October's Nightwing #51 and November's #52 and #53.

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